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CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 11:00pm EST
of the united states military is we grow and develop people. i mean i've had dozens of these interviews with people, okay, you're getting a few job. this is turning over a new leaf. this is a time to go get it. we've seen people turn their lives around. this is one of the great things about our institution. so clearly these are issues that the policymakers have to come to grips with. our task was put the spotlight on policies, weaknesses, gaps, that's what we have tried to do. i do believe there may be places where barriers should be retained in some way. >> and maybe for some. >> for some purpose. >> maybe promotions or -- >> exactly. >> whether it's a security issue. >> exactly. but what i'm suggesting is that people who are responsible for these policy decisions know what the vital dots look like. they know where they come from. as i -- the report said and in my earlier testimony, the time has passed for us to be having the turf wars on who owns the information. >> i couldn't agree with you more. this is a major challenge for all of us in the senate and house and committee and being
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 6:00am EST
and united states are going to continue to cooperate so as to be more effective in preventing radical islamic terrorism and prosecuting it when it arises. we shared information with secretary napolitano. and in due course, people spoke and your contributed to that debate. we also came up with an joint statement. it's a eu-u.s. statement. it's an important resolution. it's based on aviation security in particular. and you'll get that text at the end of this press conference. we mention a number of points that are dear to us all. we're talking here about the risk of terrorists, basically the same risk on both sides of the -- i think we want to protect our principals and values. our way of life. and those attacks of course by terrorism. we also share -- say that we share responsibility for fighting terrorism to ensure safety and security for our citizens. i think we all share many of these international values. we talk about a number of objectives and measures. objectives have a lot to do with aviation security. if we've learned anything from the spoiled attack over detroit is that flighted stil
WHUT
Jan 21, 2010 7:00pm EST
income of the united states. what's the best gauge of the economy may well be what you'll see on the ground. in beijing, the financial crisis has been a story they've read in the papers. people worried earlier this year, there are a lot of signs that at least in this corner, things are okay. it builds confidence, especially when so many other countries are suffering from a recession. but the government says 8% is the minimum needed to keep this economy going. there's a belief that the most terrible times are over, which means the targets set for 2010 may well be even higher. melissa khan al jazeera, beijing. >>> a few other economic items tonight. the u.s. labor department indicated the number ofuv americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by an unexpected 36,000 last month to 482,000. in europe, lloyd's banking group said it will cut another 585 jobs next year, on top of the already 15,000 reported job cuts last year. general motors said today it will cut more than 8,300 more jobs across europe in its opal subsidiary. gm will close this opal factory u 2600 workers.
WHUT
Jan 22, 2010 6:00pm EST
in the united states. >> we would never get a pass, not in today's politics. >> then we will have to come face-to-face with u.s. and american limitation, something that is not part of the whole psyche of the united states. >> of mcmansions and mcdonald's. >> i have heard some criticism of china not giving very much money for haitian relief, and i wonder what would happen if china actually decided to give a lot more in terms of manpower and money. would we then say we have got the chinese at our doorstep? >> very, very good point. the way that the chinese have -- many countries have been pretty well handled in africa by china. >> do we want the chinese so close to cuba, cso close to venezuela, that so many americans would think that china is too close to us? >> americans do not like to be number two or number 3 when it comes to anything -- a, proximity to power in the oilfields. i think that you are right that you would find there would be more of a rallying cry to come and make sure haiti is taking care of. >> lauren, isn't it the case that we do not like to be number two, but in many ways we
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 9:00am EST
-brewer -- brewer -- this is a question of prescreening international air travel passengers to the united states. customs border protection accesses the airlines' passenger name records 72 hours before a flight is set to depart. but those records don't typically include important identifying information like passport or visa numbers which obviously makes it harder to match the passenger manifests with the government databases on the terrorism watch list. customs and border protection currently doesn't receive that important identifying information about passengers on a u.s.-bound flight till they begin the check-in process. and in some cases not until 30 minutes before the airplane's door closes. although we're checking the no-fly and selectee list in real time as passengers check into a flight we're not running as we described earlier visa revocations in real time. now, once the airplane's door closes and cpp receives batchall the national targeting center begin a more in depth analysis on the people on the flight to determine who will require additional attention once the flight lands. on chri
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2010 10:00am EST
. >>> the president of lynn university is demanding the united states do more to find the university's missing students and faculty. courtney hayes, britney, and they are sending a letter urging the government to find each american. the president of the university spoke about this yesterday. >> i join the families of the missing six contain a call of the whereabouts of the missing, the missing family member whether alive or dead must be returned to their loved ones. >> we spoke to the parents of the missing students early this week. they are also begging the government to step up the effort. president obama father to father, please send troops to the hotel montana. >> that man is len gengel, father of brittany and joins us by phone. len, your daughter's 20th birthday yesterday. i can't even imagine how difficult that was but how are you holding up? >> we're holding up, david. i want to thank you personally for getting that story out there. you folks have been wonderful. the american people need to understand this isn't just about the six missing lynn university people. this is -- there's 100 a
FOX News
Jan 21, 2010 7:00pm EST
in the united states right now. >> and republicans were quick to criticize. virginia congressman eric cantor saying, quote. the president's proposal will do nothing to help put measures back to work or help small businesses hire more workers." some of the big banks that weathered the crisis nichols said absorbed failing banks and kept it from being worse. >> they were instruments of stability in the midst of the storm. >> but some of those banks, too, got billions in bailouts. and officials say that can't be repeated. >> so there is no too big to fail. there is resolution authority. when they mess up, they die. >> some of the president's most senior economic advisors aren't as convinced that he is that wall street caused the current recession but they are convinced it could cause the next one. the president says if banks want to fight his reforms, that's a fight he is ready to have. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler reporting from the white house. wendell, thank you. bottom line here, lots of politics. it does effect you, the consumer. president obama's plan would separate commercial banks
HLN
Jan 22, 2010 6:00am EST
's to the united states. look at the babies taking care of babies. that bus had to turn around. the state department is allowing children with adoptions in process, already, to get temporary visas. officials will not accept kids if they cannot verify their paperwork is in order. such desperation. >>> california is getting another beating from the weather today. there's a state of emergency in parts of the state. hundreds are wait iing for evacuations to be lifted after the mud slides. in san diego, the longer the rain came down, the worse things got. >> this was a river. it was a river. it literally was a river. >> it was draining very well, even in the heavy rain. the pumps -- something must have stopped or part of them. the rain stopped and the water started backing up. >> conditions are bad now, but you may get a break from the rain soon. bob van dillen is keeping an eye on things. good morning. >> good morning. i want to start with the big picture. a couple storms are out there. the one from yesterday is back inland around idaho and nevada. you can see the frontal boundary as it exten
CNN
Jan 22, 2010 11:00am EST
.s. passport. >> yes. >> reporter: and you've made this trip between the united states and nigeria many, many times? >> yes. about 20 times. >> reporter: really. dating back how far? >> 1995. >> reporter: this is emmanuel's boarding pass from the flight on christmas day, flight 253. >> as the pilot announced the descent into the detroit area, this sound. >> reporter: five rose directly in front of him an explosive device ignites. >> people started screaming, oh, there's smoke, there's smoke. >> reporter: the plane lands and what goes through your mind. >> i just expressed to god thank you for my life. >> reporter: alive, but soon under scrutiny. his name and travel records flash red flags to government officials on the ground. cnn learned emmanuel was tracked in a massive database called taks. >> they were picking some people at random for questioning. >> reporter: did they ever say that you were part of a government database that tracks people when they fly? >> not at all, not at all. >> reporter: the government database houses everything from immigration violations and criminal records to w
CNN
Jan 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
operation is being done mostly by the united states, by the u.n., by the other foreign and international forces who have been coming here, but everybody is careful to say that it's done in coordination and at the behest of the haitian government. >> christiane, thanks very much. this important programming note. christiane's program will be lived from port-au-prince this sunday, 2:00 p.m. eastern. american donations to earthquake relieved now have topped $355 million, our brian todd has been tracking the flow of aid and the rescue efforts. he found himself at the center of an attempt to save a dying boy's life. >> reporter: those who run critical aid through this airport stung by complaints that supplies aren't touching down when they should, not getting off the tarmac fast enough now say they have streamlined the operation. >> the aid is flowing in, not only from the united states government and the united states military, but all around the world. >> reporter: officials say up to 160 flights a day are coming through, compared with about 25 just after the earthquake, but this is also whe
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 6:30pm EST
. -- port-au-prince. and early today, the united states ambassador ken merton and the secretary-general in haiti signed a statement of principles on field coordination between the u.s. in haiti. the u.s. government has the haitian earthquake response continues. the statement re reaffirms the primary responsibility of he before the response but notes the scale of the disaster and the urgency of the humanitarian relief requires a comprehensive and coordinated international response. the un is coordinating the international response consistent with its mandate as established by the united nations security council and the united states will continue to assist the people and government of haiti in every way that we can. ambassador kenneth martin for the united states and edward mulet. >> who from the haitian government signed that? >> it was a statement of principles between the haitians and the u.s. government on how we will cooperate on the ground in haiti. >> is there a country? >> i said it. >> is there an official? >> no. >> why do you need such an agreement between the u.s. gov
PBS
Jan 22, 2010 6:00pm EST
, with other countries including the united states. in fact there is a tent city not far from where i am standing that actually being administered by the 82nd airborne division of the army which is home to about an estimated 75,000 people already. but the tent cities that are to you being built are actually farther out of town than even that. and they will include just simply tents to begin with but farther down the road they are hoping to include more permanent structures sense we are coming up to in four weeks time the rainy season and soon after that the hurricane season and obviously tents aren't very good for that. >> warner: now meanwhile back in the city where you have all these make-shift settlements, what is the aid distribution system like there. is it any better than say yesterday or the day before? >> aid is getting better and better every day. ef reday i see more water trucks on the street. more food trucks distributing aid there are still long lines for it. because food is still so expensive here everything is price gouged. so for example, if your eye drops cost $3 before t
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 7:15pm EST
, and the united states navy has set up a logistics' field in guantanamo bay that supports the bigger ships in the region so that they act as lilly pats to support the efforts on shore. based on all those capabilities and the ones on char we now have 63 helicopters in the region and because we were uncertain when we were moving here what the capacity was to be able to move around the city and moved around the country those helicopters are providing airlift support 24 distributions of goods throughout port-au-prince and were required throughout the rest of the country. in addition to that we have moved on to the ground the second brigade of the 82nd airborne division. they are still in the process of closing, and they are providing humanitarian assistance to the people of haiti, and as well as supporting minister who is responsible for the overall security and stability within haiti as part of the united nations mission. they are the second of the 82nd in supporting those efforts in providing security for humanitarian assistance for those requests are required. in addition we have the 22nd m
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 11:00pm EST
the region. this is a concerted united states effort. >> last question. >> we are all being as this by our editors. how many u.s. ground troops are in haiti now? how many do you expect by the weekend? >> right now there are 2000. let me make sure this number. 2676 u.s. military personnel on the ground in haiti. there is a little bit more than that if you but get the 22nd. they are not sure all the time. by the weekend, we expect to have 4600 personnel on the ground. >> does that include the 24th? >> no, that does not include the 24th. they will be arriving the next day. we are still looking at where the specific requirements are that we need. the security environment is calm, remained stable. we are giving assistance to other parts. we were not sure what the demand is going to be. we are still evaluating the situation. we are seeing what kind of capability we are going to really neat. they do bring increased capability. they give us an increased capacity to move humanitarian supplies. >> you said they will becoming the next day. what day is that? >> that is on sunday. >> can you say how ma
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 1:00pm EST
are great, but we are now in a pool with all the cities around the united states. i really hope that you would consider a block grant formula, or something that could allow cities as small as 50,000 to have direct access to some funds so that we get to decide where it gets to go. >> congress will decide how this money is going to be structured. i suspect that there will be a real demand with unemployment still at 10% to really try to get it out quickly. i take your point, and if we have anything to say about it we will make the case, but i think the new jobs bill will be structured pretty much the way the current one is. >> thank you. >> yes? >> secretary, i appreciate you coming out and talking with us today. i was born in 1988, so i think the odds are good that i am the youngest mayor in the room today. i am from muskogee, okla. where about 40,000 people are just south of tulsa. our big administration thing is to work, all of that. we have all of the forms of transportation, real way, airport, port, you name it. i have seen people talk about transportation my entire life. what is the f
PBS
Jan 22, 2010 5:30pm EST
. pretty desolate here and wind-swept. this is the northernmost shore of the united states. the north pole is just 1,300 miles behind me. this is point barrow, named after john barrow, the royal navy official of the 19th century who sent countless expeditions into the arctic to try to find the fabled northwest passage. well, he wouldn't believe how the arctic is changing right now. normally in the summer, the ice retreats to within about 50 miles of this coast. well, right now the ice is 300 miles away. satellite pictures reveal what's happening. the ice cap shrinks every summer but now far beyond the average. most of it is floating. a massive ice that's now retreating and getting thinner so it's disintegrating more easily. this matters because white ice reflects sunlight but the darker ocean absorbs it, so the warming accelerates. >> this is a catastrophic retreat, far faster and quicker and more extensive than what the models predicted. 2007 and 2008 are the two lowest years of summer retreat of ice ever, two greatest retreats of ice, and i think we've got a trend here that's very, very
ABC
Jan 22, 2010 5:30pm EST
trial accused of killing one of the late term abortion providers in the united states. he is charged with first degree murder in the death of dr. tiller. he admitted to killing him on may 31st while the doctor was serving as an usher. he claimed he did it to save the unborn. a witness from the church testified today. >> i told him to lie flat on his back. when i saw the flash and heard the gun pop i looked. i saw his hand out and he still had the gun in his hand. >> they have cameras in the courtroom in kansas. his attorney decided not to present his opening statement until after the prosecution presents its case. >>> time for a look at the weather. we dodged a bullet last night. we had the potential to get decent icing and slush. were wound the clock here going back 12 hours. look at this particular storm. you can see that precipitation changing over. the wintry mix gets drawn south and west of the city. temperatures in the 40s. last night we never got below the freezing mark. a little bit of sleet we did get a lot didn't stick. that's good for the morning rush. tonight we'll drop d
CNN
Jan 21, 2010 7:15pm EST
to improve and he's quite concerned the united states is not prepared if another catastrophe hits. here's how he explained it. >> what do you think the obama administration needs to do more? you said you didn't think the country was prepared, the administration was prepared to deal with another possible natural disaster. >> well, i think the obama administration has done a really good job with coming in after the fact and dealing with fema to do better and dealing with things we were struggling with in the bush administration. but what i'm talking about is the need to get ready for right after a disaster happens. and the need to make sure host cities will be taken care of as well as the affected city from the standpoint of the laws in place. for example, stanford after today still limits their amount of disaster loss to $500,000 maximum. anything you have to get a congressional action on -- which i had to do twice, i had to get a raise from 25% to auto% annual revenues. . >> really talking about cutting some of that red tape on the front end. that's just one of the many things that he sees th
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 8:00pm EST
in the united states. and the vast majority of those banks do not engage in proprior tear trading. a dog in that. >> yes, sir? >> glad to see you. spoke with your buddy james galbraith last month. he sends his greetings. he says it's going to be 250,000 or 300,000 jobs for the next 60 months, five years, before the economic gets back to full employment. i'm just curious what your response is to that in relation to what larry summers said about the recession ending. >> well, look, jamie is a friend. i've known him for a long time. i try to stay out of prediction business. i know the president has been put in tremendous focus on job creation, robert knows that. every day we -- every day we're talking about those issues. he can tell you, he does not believe the 10% unemployment rate is acceptable. we're pressing. he called for job package. we're going to keep pressing as hard as we can on those job issues. >> i'm not good at math. that's why i'm here. [laughter] but i don't think 250,000 jobs for 60 months. i think that's greatly in excess of the numbers of jobs that have been lost over the course
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 2:00am EST
obama's executive order to import deadly terrorist into the united states and give them the rights of american citizens. both of these political decisions affect a pre-9/1110 out -- pre 9/11 thought. >> do you support legislation [inaudible] it can permanently do away with automatic pay increases? >> i am not familiar with the senator's bill or his language. you probably weren't here in the 90's when this was enacted. i filed the suit in federal court to stop the automatic increases in pay. i believe it violated the twenty seventh amendment to the constitution. if you read the judge's decision, he did not think too kindly of my lawsuit. >> next week, president obama will address your caucus. will that be your opportunity to present proposals later party may have regarding health care? >> we're looking for to the president coming to address all of our members. we'll remind the president to leave offers that we think are better solutions, problems that americans are confronting will continue to work with them. we're putting people back to work. >> [inaudible] >> when it comes to heal
FOX News
Jan 21, 2010 8:00pm EST
woman that just derailed everything. >> in the united states. there is a total double standard with respect to sexuality and women in politics. >> bill: do you agree that there is a double standard in politics? >> i do. however, i don't think that this necessarily helped or hurt scott brown. is he a good looking guy. >> bill: you don't think it helped him? >> trust me. >> bill: here is how it helped him. >> it got him more famous quicker. people locked in on him physically and then they remembered his name. you know? that's how it helped him bill. >> gretchen: they remembered him because of health care and terrorism. >> had it been a woman, it would have depopularized her factor. >> bill: there is a study out and this is from the university of california that studied 150 female students about their looks. and i'm going to quote here and then i want you to address it carlson, if you would. quote: women with blonde hair have the competitive edge to be more aggressive and determined than redheads and brunets say the scientists at the university of california. is that true? is tha
CNBC
Jan 22, 2010 11:00am EST
.4 trillion. who will support that to fail? only the united states government. there is no one else that can do it. too big to fail is being addressed. >> that's the safety net for lousy risk taking. that's my point. no one wants to go after that. >> some say, not me, but others say it does address too big to fail by breaking out the big banks and taking out the hedge fund and the prop desk. doesn't it break them down to size? james, what do you think? the size limits are coming later, but you know, really, do you want the government doing that? the better option is bankruptcy. >> right. >> if you want to create a special bankruptcy court with experienced judges built to handle only large financials where people could allow a citigroup or j.p. morgan should it happen to fail, that's probably a better way, but we do praise mr. obama today for now asking the right question. everything to this point from the administration and from congress has been about how do we make too big to fail bigger? how do we expand this universe from taxpayer bailouts? he's saying how do we limit it? james, they don
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 4:00pm EST
not only across the united states, but especially as a military community, bonding with family, with loved ones. >> reporter: brothers in arms, drawing ranks against grief. even as the larosas reach out to others. >> my heart goes to all the haitians and the families who have suffered further loss during the quake. and in the coming week, i hope you will keep my children and the people of hate neyour thought -- haiti in your thought and prayers. >> reporter: alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and as part of our continuing community commitment, wjz is proud to bring you "hope for haiti," a global, commercial-free telethon, hosted by george clooney, wyclef jean, and anderson cooper. hope for haiti features celebrity appearances. you can see it live here on wjz 13, beginning tonight at 8:00. >>> a presidential task force is recommending that 35 guantanamo bay detainees face trial here in the united states. five of those would be tried in federal court in new york. another six will face military commissions. this comes as president obama works to close guantanamo bay prison. right now, th
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
and rescue efforts today. united states search and rescue teams have not pulled any survivors from the rubble in more than 24 hours. so the focus is now on keeping the people who survive the quake alive. in a few days, the government will move 400,000 people out into the outskirts of the capital. >>> a fort meade family who lost two children in last week 53 quake -- quake were comforted today. alexalex demetrick reports, they were at the service, where loss was met with prayer. >> reporter: inside the chapel, devastation was met with devotion. >> with quiet confidence, we offer our prayers for you, the people of haiti, stricken by violence, terrified, and devastation on a national scale. >> oh, lord, hear our prayers. >> reporter: and for the family, haiti's nightmare is their own. they were there for the funeral of larose's father, when would quake hit. three stories of concrete fell. de la rosa's 9-year-old son luis philippe was killed. as was their 11-year-old daughter deborah. >> i lost two of my children. last week was very difficult for me and my family. we grieve for my family and for
ABC
Jan 22, 2010 12:05am EST
of the united states changed american politics. in a sweeping 5-4 ruling, the court reversed a century of campaign finance reform that had sought to limit money spent by private companies and unions on campaign advertising. just as anthony kennedy writing the majority opinion saying limitations like those amounted to censorship, especially in this new internet age where there's so much communication available. john paul stevens called the decision a rejection of common sense that opens the door for special interest groups to buy elections. so, tonight, we ask, is the court's decision a good one? or do you think it will give too much power to corporations? tell us what you think by clicking on the "nightline" page at abcnews.com or on the "nightline" twitter page. that is our report for tonight. for all of us at a b kbc news, night, america. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel. on the show tonight, we have a lot of dwaynes. from "tooth fairy," dwayne johnson is here. bounty hunter duane chapman, comedian dwayne kennedy, and the "jersey shore" finale re-enacted by our security guards. [ appla
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 8:00pm EST
finance decision in the history of the united states supreme court. the mask of judicial restraint is off. john roberts and four other justices who joined his opinion have unleashed a limited amount of corporate money and potentially the money from foreign countries and to our collection process. that can only be a disaster for our democracy. hopefully there is room in this decision for congress to fix a lot of what the supreme court did today. make no mistake, today's decision showed a lack of respect for judicial precedent and judicial principle. we are going to do something about it. >> we are going to take your questions. anybody have a question? this is the super bowl of bad decisions. >> what is your understanding of the legislation >? >> our organization has been working on voluntary public financing legislation. we know that the president, while he did not take public funding for the presidential campaign, news that the system was broken. we anticipate that will be a piece of the fix. there will be other opportunities once the decision is carefully analyzed and reviewed to figure
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 7:00pm EST
of usaid efforts on the part of the united states government to support aid efforts for the victims of the earthquake in haiti. based on that earthquake roughly 3 million people are estimated to be impacted, so what i would like to do this morning is give you a bigger picture if you will of the overall u.s. military efforts that are being taken to aid those victims. first, if we look at the airport because that is the place that we first focus their attention, while we were moving the the capability. the airport now supports roughly 120 to 140 flights a day, hand it has received over 840 flights during that time that it has been opened. because of this size and the magnitude of the assistance required, we have a waiting list of over 1400 flights waiting to t
WHUT
Jan 22, 2010 7:00am EST
for the visible minorities in the united states when you have graduated from harvard and if you wear black, you have this position that you are not as good as others. we don't want that. >> only 40% attend a school like this one. the rest go to universities that are overcrowded and under funded. world news today. our main story, china has rejected u.s. of its internet controls saying it could harm ties between the countries. it will be funded by the international community. speaking to our world affairs editor. interested to bringing the taliban back to their country after many years ago. now we have the backing of our partners and other allies. and we have better understanding of the situation the source that would provide opportunities for those taliban that return. those are the ones that are not al qaeda. the ones are not afghans waiting for the constitution and part of this country and not part of any tourist network will be persuaded to return to their own homes. the british and americans say it is ok by them. >> we have been talking about this issue nor the past year. we have seen more a
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 7:00am EST
in pakistan is telling military students that the united states has no designs on pakistan's nuclear weapons or, in his words, a single inch of pakistani soil. speaking in a glum about he says fighting terrorists along the border is in pakistan's interest as well as the united states. it the u.s. wants pakistan to take on taliban militants who use its television -- territories as a refuge. nearby india, aviation officials said the country issued a terror alert the airport after the country received reports and all coddling to militant was plotting to hijack a plane. indian media reporting the plot was targeting air india or indian airlines heading for a neighboring south asian country. the latest headlines on c-span radio. memo wednesday, president obama delivers his first state of the union address to congress, laying out his vision for the future of the country and his plans to deal with issues such as unemployment, health care, and the wars in iraq and afghanistan. the state of the union address, wednesday night. our coverage starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. you can also listen to t
WETA
Jan 22, 2010 5:30pm EST
with the united states and it urged the u.s. to request facts and sp using freedom othe internet to make unjustifd accusations against cha. that brings tos tonight's question. did hiary clinton do the right thing by publicly criticizg ina for censoring ggle and other coent on theweb? you can tl us what you think by going to th "how y see it" section of our websit that's atworldfocus.o. >>>nother story bre yeerday is gettingttention today. we're talking about presiden obama's cas for new restrictions on e activities of big banks, incding their abilit to mke risky bets in th financi bharkts federally insured deposits. this is being llowed closely in simir calls. here ishow it was cered last night by jhn sparks of our british partneritn. >> reporter:t came as a shock in the world'sfinancial capitals today. obama want toust up the big u.s. banks. and he won't ta no for an answer >> if these folks want a fight, it is a fight i'm readyo have. >> reporter: iis a dramatic move by the embattled u.s. president, now atteming to me wall street and t banking lobby that presents it. th the assistance of paul om
WETA
Jan 22, 2010 6:30pm EST
't think the united states congress shld proceed with his nominatn until he tells us what was the coequence of opening up the discount window, excuse me n the discnt window, the loan window, at the feder reserve ba to investment banks for the first time iamerican history. >> reporter: bernanke s made recent moves to addrs his critics saying he welces an investigation in the bailout of a.i.g. he still has the suppo of the white use. a spokesn today says the present thinks bernanke is the besterson for the job and that heill be confirmed by the senate. his predecessor an greenspan alsoave bernanke the thumbs up, telling "nigly businessÑiÑi rert" he's quote "far and away the best person to leathe fed." and many economists, iluding mark zandi say bernke should be reconfirmed >> i would be very surpred if he not re-appointed. if he's not, this would srupt financiamarkets and raise the odds that the econy will not evolve into an expansion >> reporter: wle bernanke is still thodds-on favorite to keep the jobothers say a newñr face, like san francco fed president jat yellin or white house econom
FOX
Jan 21, 2010 11:00pm EST
the united states. omar says he doubts his father will order any more mass attacks and claims bin laden is worth more to the united states alive than dead because his death could unleash nasty attacks by militants. >>> a consumer alert affecting millions of car owners. toit toits has issued a giant recall -- toyota has issue add giant recall. a popular georgetown store is going out of business. maureen umeh is back with your fox 5 top five. >>> we start tonight with another georgetown store front shutting down. commander sal mandzer's closing by the end ever the month. it's been in business since the early '80s selling punk and new age clothing. this is the 53rd business to close its doors in georgetown in the past year. another business is opening a new store in our area. number four, macy's i opening its first bloomingdale's outlet stores. one will be at potomac mills mall in woodbridge, virginia. more outlet locations are expected to open in 2011. >>> skip just a teaspoon of salt in your diet every day and cue get dramatic health results. by reducing sodium by just 3 grams a day you
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 6:30pm EST
with the threat level currently here in the united states. officials say it means a terrorist attack is highly likely but not imminent. nearly 200 terror suspects remain in custody at guantanamo bay in cuba. as bob orr reports, they were supposed to be gone by today. >> reporter: president obama made the promise on his second day in office. >> guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now. >> reporter: but on this deadline day, the guantanamo prison is still open and big obstacles remain. a justice department task force concludes 50 of the 196 terror suspects held at gitmo can't be tried but are too dangerous to be released. that means president obama may be forced to continue the bush administration's practice of holding some prisoners without charges. >> it is illegal, it is against over 200 years of united states law that we don't hold people indefinitely without charge. >> reporter: at the moment, there's no place to move those detainees. congress so far has not supporting a plan to house them at this illinois prison. of the remaining prisoners, the task force says about 35 of
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2010 8:00pm EST
to be a grass roots movement. the president of the united states could probably try to get behind it and say, we can't do it in congress. it's probably going to help in 2012 because surely everybody who is outraged by this is going to want to make sure that a democrat gets to appoint new people on the supreme court. >> the worry is of course what you just mentioned, all those politicians now re-enacting the moment when gene wilder and the producers explains the scam and mostel grabs his head and goes "i want that money." is there something of a perfect storm argument to be made here to the corporations becoming more aggressive than ever in using marketing and pr to frame political issues and so this decision coming now is just monumentally worse than if it occurred ten years ago or 20 years ago? >> well, maybe. i think they might be -- try to be a little cautious at the beginning. this opens up such vast new territory that they probably want to be a little careful as they trot on into it. another thing that's going to happen, there are more unintended consequences in this opinion than like a bac
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2010 10:00pm EST
, this judge ruled that no black man could ever be considered an actual citizen of the united states. they had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order and all together unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far unfit that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect. the case of course was dred scott. the old man was the fifth chief justice of the united states of america, roger brook taney. the outcome he believed would be to remove the burning question of abolition of slavery from the political arena once and for all. the outcome in fact was the civil war. no american ever made a single bigger misjudgment. no american ever carried the responsibility for the deaths and suffering of more americans on his shoulders. no man was ever more quickly vilified. within four years chief justice taney's rulings were ignored in the south and the north. within five president lincoln at minimum contemplated arresting him. within seven he died in poverty while still chief justice. within eight congress had vot
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2010 12:00am EST
the white house and the president of the united states. he has the ability to communicate very powerfully as we saw during the campaign. i think it has more to do certainly with just the general economic conditions that people are facing. the struggles that people are going through, if they've lost a job or worried about losing a job, or they've lost a home. and the question of what is being done for them, how soon is this going to turn around in a much more significant way? >> it sounds like the president has a plan to go after the big shots on wall street. we'll see if that turning of anger in wall street and away from washington will work for him. thank you very much. i've got heavyweights here. dan balz of the "washington post" and john harris, author of "survivor: the great book of bill clinton." i think he really likes it. >> i'm told he's come to terms to it. >>> john edwards admits he fathered a child out of wedlock with rielle hunter. and he's off in haiti doing good. we've got the author of "game change" coming up next to tell us about edwards' strange odyssey. [ male announcer
FOX News
Jan 22, 2010 11:00am EST
in the united states. and the president is trying to get his political mojo back, because he lost it on health care, lost it in massachusetts, got to get back in some way of leading the charge politically, so now he's hammering the table about jobs. that's what he's doing right now. jon: well, and it does seem the massachusetts lesson is going to cause the white house to want to do more sort of hand in glove with republicans. that suggests that there could be perhaps some kind of tax relief coming? >> yes. this new job stimulus program, i believe it will be in the neighborhood of $150 billion, it won't all be government jobs. i believe that because the republicans have to be on board, there will be some kind of tax cuts for businesses, encouraging them to hire. but there will be a lot of green job creation and there will be an awful lot of money going to the states to keep teachers on the payroll. to keep other government workers in the states on the payroll. but yes, you're right, jon, the republicans, because their support is required, they will be pushing for tax cuts for businesses to help
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2010 7:09pm EST
is apparently the 45th president of these united states of america! whoo! yeah, baby! welcome! it has been a long, incredibly grueling couple of days since we first heard of this man. and now he's in charge of everything. >> somebody's got to be able to look past this one election and look to the future. >> i wish we were here with other and better news tonight. but we are not. i can tell you there are at least two dogs who are very happy about tonight's results, because we're going to be back with them. >> ah! ah! ah! ah! i'm sure the 30 million americans who now go without health insurance because of your loss will be comforted to know your dogs will no longer suffer separation anxiety. >> it's hard to believe that president obama has been office a year. it's incredible, he took something that was in terrible, terrible shape and he brought it back from the brink of disaster. the republican party. wow. >> it's as funny as it hurts. >>> next, the war at home, john and cindy mccain disagree on same-sex marriage. he opposes it, she supports it. this week, she went public by proposition 8 in
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
look at this challenge. i think that the president of the united states at his state of the union address should do for health care what he did today is say, look, we're not pussyfooting around anymore. we need to get them passed. i think that's the way if you were going to go into a conversation with senators, at least you have to raise the temperature for them a little bit. up to now, this has been entirely this insider conversation which has lost the american people. that's regrettable. >> thank you. u.s. congressman anthony wiener of new york. look, i'm not sure, i think i know what that means, make the good fight, make your big pitch. they've lost sight of the sales pitch trying to get the thing made. you are still faced with the realities. you don't have the # 0 votes to break the filibuster in the senate. >> i don't think we've need them. we've had a congress for 220 years. how long has there been a filibuster-proof majority in the -- >> that's why nothing gets through congress. name me a major bill that congress ever got through that was partisan. >> we got tax cuts for th
CNN
Jan 22, 2010 9:00am EST
thought was best for the united states and best for the tsa and stepped down so they could get leadership in place so we could move forward to protect our country. >> we'll address that point in just a second. why did you want to unionize the tsa, senator demint hammering you about that. >> i'm actually very glad you're giving me a chance to respond. i did not want to unionize the tsa. my response to senator demint both in person and in writing was that i wanted to take a comprehensive overview of the organization, look at how it was operating, how it might operate under collective bargaining, a cost benefit analysis, operational capabilities, and more importantly talk to the 50,000 transportation security officers who would be affected by this decision. it was then and only then with the information that i had after the assessment that i would forward my recommendation to secretary napolitano. i never said i intended to unionize. i never said i intended not to unionize. i said i wanted to look at the matter holistically and come up with an intelligent response. >> and you stay then with
CBS
Jan 21, 2010 11:00pm EST
this much salt out of your daily diet could help reduce 10,000 states in the united states. at the prime rib restaurant in baltimore, city states attorney pat jesney says she's concerned about salt but also any attempt to legislate health. >> i don't know if i want government telling me how much salt to add to my food. but i do think that as consumers, we need to know the risk of certain things. >> i also think that processed foods is where we get most of it than rather than the shaker. >> reporter: hyper tension and hood blood pressure is a key risk in bringing cardio vascular decide. >> i'm going to rinse chips before i eat. >> there you go. >>> baltimore is on the list that most cities don't want to be on. america's worse commutes, the worse bottle next in our area, the baltimore beltway. the information was compiled through gps data nationwide. >> they could have asked any commuter and they could have told them. >>> coming clean with a confession after nearly three years. edwards making a stunning confession. >>> more than 2 million cars, trucks and suvs are being recalled. which ones an
CNN
Jan 21, 2010 8:00pm EST
. and they're coming to the united states as well. >> right. just heart wrenching watching them on that bus. that must have been a difficult day for you. thank you so much, soledad, appreciate it. not to mention those children and everybody else who was part of that. a happy reunion obviously. you saw that for some. definitely tough times for those left behind. anderson cooper is joining us right now live from port-au-prince. you've been covering this same angle of this story as we try to focus here on the children. for each child that is getting out there are tens of thousands who didn't and there's certainly no real infrastructure there to take care of them, is there? >> reporter: yeah. i mean, i was just at the general hospital today at the pediatric ward. little boy named johnny there, broken leg, naked, has no clothes, parents believed to be dead. if you're in a hospital here it's believed there's a family member bringing you food. this boy is completely all alone, dropped off by a neighbor and left there. he doesn't know his last name. at this point there's not a system in place to de
FOX News
Jan 22, 2010 4:00pm EST
breaks to companies that create good jobs with good and decent wages here in the united states of america. >> reporter: now, earlier in the month when the president announced he was going to be visiting the area it was pounded on by the local paper. it noted since obama's '08 visit the housing market collapsed that knocked down demand for plasterboard made at the plant and the plant closed. the paper editorial was highly critical of what it described as tax increases, larger government and health care man days. joblessness is up in lorraine currently at over 11%. one out of every four lorraine residents lives in poverty. jobs are desperately needed here. that brings us to the federal stimulus package. the "washington post" today said lorraine received 33 millions in stimulus. the impact on local unemployment is at best questionable. money has again to the port authority, school system, which is in debt. local housing authority, small business development and a summer jobs program. not a profound impact on joblessness here. i did get ahold of the folks at city hall to ask them about the "w
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2010 1:00pm EST
citizens who really can't afford drugs and doing something that affects every american in the united states of america and many people who don't belong in the united states of america and do it in a way that even the actuaries of the current administration admit would be not only costly but pu put us in tremendous debt. there's a real difference between the two. on the other hand, i wish we hadn't done that in the sense of not paying for it. but, to be honest with you, what a lot of people miss is i've been in the senate 33 years. there hasn't been one day, except for republican leadership, reagan, bush one, bush two, where they had a fiscal majority in the senate. all-liberal democrats that we've never really been able to get things paid for. at least they're trying to do that. how do you do that when you increase the budget 12% on just discreti discretionary items alone this year? that's what the democrats are doing. that's what they always do. >> briefly i want to ask you about the president's proposals on bank regulation, because one of the things that he's doing is banks will no longer
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
, the majority was in a position to agree to a vote on the nomination of joseph greenaway, the united states circuit judge for the third circuit. however, i was advised that republicans would not agree to such request. therefore, we have substituted the nomination of rosp anna peterson. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i would ask the the pardon of everyone here. it's a shame sometimes things take so long. i've been working for three and a half hours or maybe longer trying to get to this point; numerous conversations with a few senators. we're now at a point where we can move on to the next day's business. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today it adjourn until 2:00 p.m. on monday, january 25. following the prayer and the pledge, the journal of proceedings be approved to date, the morning hour be deemed expired, the time for the leaders be reserved for use later in the day and the senate proceed to a period of morning business until 3:00 p.m. with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. follow
NBC
Jan 22, 2010 5:00am EST
the most critical injured. being flown to the united states, the critically injured. people are fighting to make it off the island. the streets are lined with people, some try to make any money they can. others are celebrating, despite the dramatic scenes of destruction and devastation that lay behind them. follow his trip on board the usns comfort and view previous reports and learn how to dominate our website, wbaltv.com. be sure to watch tonight at 8:00, a special tariff concert will be held for haiti, featuring george clooney and many stars. that's right here on wbal-tv. >> there's a new battle for the city that could cost taxpayers an additional $38 million. there's a possibility police and fire retirees were underpaid over three years. the city already faces a buildup of $165 million to keep both pensions adequately funded. although lawyers for the union suit for those additional funds? >> the city of baltimore is the sponsor of the plan. it is never a good idea to kill the goose. the city is on the hook. and the taxpayers are on the look for however this turns out. i am not convin
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